Karen “Queen Nur” Abdul-Malik, is a nationally renown storyteller and teaching artist. Since her start in 1993, she has performed high energy and interactive folktales and multi-cultural stories at venues from the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, DC to the Kravis Center in Palm Beach, FL. Also, on her resume one can find a list of tours, community projects, and rescidencies she has participated in.
Currently, Queen Nur is in the midst of an after school storytelling residency. South Jersey’s Courier Post was there to capture Queen Nur in action as she presented to a group of children at a Merchantville Public School. This particular after school residency was created specifically for Archway’s Just Kids Program at The Merchantville School made possible from a grant by the Artist-in-Education Consortium.
The Artist-in-Education (AIE) Program is carried out through a partnership between the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and a consortium made up of Arts Horizons and Young Audiences New Jersey. This program provides New Jersey schools with long-term artist residences. The program is made possible through state appropriations to the New Jersey State Council on the Arts as well as funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.
To find out more about Queen Nur visit her website at www.queennur.com
To book her for a residency through Arts Horizons contact:
Michele Renaud, Manager of NJ Programs/ Artist Teacher Institute
(888) 522-ARTS ext. 114